Highlights

  • Report / Paper / Summary
    21
    June
    2022
    Every child has a right to be protected even when they are accused or suspected of committing a crime. The basic principles of justice apply to adults and children alike. But children face specific obstacles during criminal proceedings, such as a lack of understandable information about their rights, limited legal support and poor treatment. The report looks at the practical implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/800 on procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings in nine Member States – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Malta, Poland and Portugal.
  • Handbook / Guide / Manual
    22
    June
    2016
    Access to justice is an important element of the rule of law. It enables individuals to protect themselves against infringements of their rights, to remedy civil wrongs, to hold executive power accountable and to defend themselves in criminal proceedings. This handbook summarises the key European legal principles in the area of access to justice, focusing on civil and criminal law.
  • Page
    The Criminal Detention Database 2015-2022 combines in one place information on detention conditions in all 27 EU Member States as well as the United Kingdom.
  • Report / Paper / Summary
    25
    June
    2019
    This report is the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s fourth on the topic of severe labour exploitation. Based on interviews with 237 exploited workers, it paints a bleak picture of severe exploitation and abuse. The workers include both people who came to the EU, and EU nationals who moved to another EU country. They were active in diverse sectors, and their legal status also varied.
Prodotti
20
October
2023
FRA’s strategic priorities and objectives are based on the agency’s role and mission as defined in its amended founding regulation. They build on FRA’s 2018–2022 strategy as well as how it performed, its experience and its vision. Their design takes into account future fundamental rights challenges facing Europe, the agency’s mandate, the broader operational context and the resources available.
8
June
2023
FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2023 reviews major developments in the field in 2022, identifying both achievements and areas of concern. It also presents FRA’s opinions on these developments, including a synopsis of the evidence supporting these opinions.
8
June
2023
Il 2022 è stato caratterizzato sia da progressi sia da battute d’arresto in termini di tutela dei diritti fondamentali. Il Fundamental Rights Report 2023 (Relazione sui diritti fondamentali per il 2023) dell’Agenzia dell’Unione europea per i diritti fondamentali (FRA) fa il punto della situazione sui principali sviluppi in materia, individuando i risultati ottenuti e i settori che destano ancora preoccupazione.
22
February
2023
Directive 2012/29/EU represents a milestone in the development of victims’ rights. It establishes minimum standards for the rights, support and protection of victims of crime. It defines the scope of support services, guarantees the right to effective protection against secondary victimisation and comprehensively regulates the measures required for this purpose. This report covers three core components underpinning victims’ rights: support services, crime reporting, and protection from secondary and repeat victimisation. Examples highlight the relevant legal provisions in Member States and how specific rights under the Victims’ Rights Directive work in practice.
28
September
2022
Gli atti di terrorismo rappresentano una grave minaccia per la vita e l’incolumità delle persone e una profonda sfida per gli Stati in materia di sicurezza. Al tempo stesso, la legislazione, le politiche e le altre misure antiterrorismo possono comportare, direttamente o indirettamente, gravi limitazioni ai diritti fondamentali e possono ripercuotersi negativamente sugli individui, sui gruppi e sulla società nel suo insieme. Questa sintesi presenta i principali risultati della FRA derivanti dalla sua relazione sulla direttiva (UE) 2017/541 sulla lotta contro il terrorismo, il principale strumento penale a livello UE nel campo della lotta contro il terrorismo.
21
June
2022
Every child has a right to be protected even when they are accused or suspected of committing a crime. The basic principles of justice apply to adults and children alike. But children face specific obstacles during criminal proceedings, such as a lack of understandable information about their rights, limited legal support and poor treatment. The report looks at the practical implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/800 on procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings in nine Member States – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Malta, Poland and Portugal.
8
June
2022
FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2022 reviews major developments in the field in 2021, identifying both achievements and areas of concern. It also presents FRA’s opinions on these developments, including a synopsis of the evidence supporting these opinions.
8
June
2022
This focus looks at the impact of the pandemic on social rights. It examines the measures in national recovery and resilience plans that address the social vulnerabilities among a variety of population groups in the EU, including women, children and young people in situations of vulnerability, people with disabilities, older people, Roma and people in precarious working conditions.
8
June
2022
Il 2021 è stato caratterizzato sia da progressi sia da battute d’arresto in termini di tutela dei diritti fondamentali. La Relazione sui diritti fondamentali 2022 dell’Agenzia dell’Unione europea per i diritti fondamentali (FRA) fa il punto della situazione sui principali sviluppi in materia, individuando i risultati ottenuti e i settori che destano ancora preoccupazione. Questa pubblicazione presenta i pareri della FRA sui principali sviluppi nelle aree tematiche contemplate nonché una sintesi delle informazioni su cui si fondano tali pareri, tracciando in tal modo un quadro sintetico, ma informativo, delle principali sfide con cui si confrontano l’UE e gli Stati membri nell’ambito dei diritti fondamentali.
7
April
2022
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13 April 2022
I minori sono titolari di diritti a pieno titolo. Sono beneficiari di tutti i diritti umani e fondamentali nonché oggetto di regolamenti speciali, in virtù delle loro caratteristiche specifiche. Il presente manuale si prefigge lo scopo di illustrare in che modo il diritto e la giurisprudenza europei tengono conto degli interessi e delle esigenze specifici dei minori. Evidenzia altresì l’importanza del ruolo svolto dai genitori e dai tutori o da altri rappresentanti legali e fa riferimento, ove opportuno, alle situazioni in cui diritti e responsabilità sono conferiti prevalentemente alle persone che si prendono cura dei minori. Il manuale mira a sensibilizzare e migliorare le conoscenze delle norme di legge che proteggono e promuovono questi diritti in Europa. Esso rappresenta un punto di riferimento per quanto concerne sia il diritto dell’Unione europea (UE) sia il diritto del Consiglio d’Europa (CdE) in materia e illustra come ciascun tema sia disciplinato dal diritto dell’UE, compresa la Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell’Unione europea, oltre che dalla Convenzione europea dei diritti dell’uomo, dalla Carta sociale europea e da altri strumenti del Consiglio d’Europa.
18
November
2021
This report examines the EU’s main criminal law instrument in the field of counter-terrorism, Directive (EU) 2017/541. Specifically, it considers how the directive engages issues of fundamental rights, affecting individuals, groups and society as a whole.
10
June
2021
Il 2020 è stato caratterizzato sia da progressi
sia da battute d’arresto in termini di tutela dei
diritti fondamentali. La Relazione sui diritti
fondamentali 2021 dell’Agenzia dell’Unione
europea per i diritti fondamentali (FRA) fa il punto
della situazione sui principali sviluppi in materia,
individuando i risultati ottenuti e i settori che destano
ancora preoccupazione.
10
June
2021
FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2021 reviews major developments in the field in 2020, identifying both achievements and areas of concern. It also presents FRA’s opinions on these developments, including a synopsis of the evidence supporting these opinions. This year’s focus chapter explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fundamental rights. The remaining chapters cover: the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; equality and non-discrimination; racism, xenophobia and related intolerance; Roma equality and inclusion; asylum, borders and migration; information society, privacy and data protection; rights of the child; access to justice; and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
10
June
2021
This focus looks at COVID-19’s impact on fundamental rights. It underscores that a human rights-based approach to tackling the pandemic requires balanced measures that are based on law, necessary, temporary and proportional. It also requires addressing the pandemic’s socio-economic impact, protecting the vulnerable and fighting racism.
31
March
2021
This report looks at the practical implementation of the presumption of innocence in criminal proceedings, and related rights, in 9 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Portugal). Article 48 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights guarantees the presumption of innocence – but, as FRA’s research underscores, it can be undermined in many ways.
8
March
2021
La presente sintesi illustra le principali indicazioni
contenute nella seconda relazione principale della
FRA, basata sull’indagine sui diritti fondamentali.
Ai fini dell’indagine sono stati raccolti dati
intervistando circa 35 000 persone sulle loro
esperienze, percezioni e opinioni riguardanti una
serie di questioni variamente correlate con i diritti
umani.
Crime can touch any of us – as witnesses or as victims. But no matter who you are, we all have rights when it comes to justice. These three short clips show some aspects of working together for justice, rights of victims of crime and rights of witnesses of crime.
We don’t all experience crime in the same way, and we might deal with it differently. But it’s vital – as victims or witnesses – that our rights are guaranteed, because access to justice is our fundamental right. Watch FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty speaking on the Fundamental Rights Survey report on crime, safety and victims’ rights.
Crime can touch any of us – as witnesses or as victims. But no matter who you are, we all have rights when it comes to justice. It is for this reason that the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights asked 35,000 people across Europe about their experiences of crime in its Fundamental Rights Survey, and the results are in.